Necrotising fasciitis in an infant with congenital insensitivity to pain syndrome

Hassan Shaaban, Ardeshir Bayat, Peter Davenport, Mamta Shah

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    Abstract

    We present a rare case of necrotising fasciitis in an infant with congenital insensitivity to pain syndrome. The aetiology, diagnosis and management of necrotising fasciitis in children are compared with those in adults. In contrast to adults, children affected by necrotising fasciitis are usually previously healthy and have no predisposing factors. Early diagnosis, intravenous antibiotics and aggressive surgical debridement are mandatory for an optimal outcome. © 2002 The British Association of Plastic Surgeons.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)160-163
    Number of pages3
    JournalBritish Journal of Plastic Surgery
    Volume55
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

    Keywords

    • Amputation
    • Congenital insensitivity to pain syndrome
    • Infant
    • Necrotising fasciitis
    • Streptococcal gangrene

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